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Upcoming: Green-Wood Cemetery Book Reading & Tour

December 20th, 2008 · No Comments

IMG_5738Sunday, 1/4, a book reading by Daniel Walker Howe of his Pulitzer Prize–winning book What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, will be held at the Historic Chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery. Following, a trolley tour will move through the cemetery to the grave sites of notable writers who inspired the era, such as De Witt Clinton (father of the Erie Canal), Samuel F.B. Morse (inventor of the single-wire telegraph) and Peter Cooper (creator of Tom Thumb, the 1st American built steam locomotive)… plus many more famous writers buried in the cemetery. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the reading, and a fee of $20 ($10 for Historic Fund members) for the trolley tour. For more information or to reserve your spot (which is limited), call 718.768.7300 or e-mail info@greenwoodcemetery.org.

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